The Kensington Redondo Beach invites you and your loved one to join us for the “Fun in the Sun on The Longest Day: Summertime Activity Ideas for You & a Loved One with Memory Loss to Share” event.
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re celebrating The Longest Day on June 21st, the summer solstice, as part of a global initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
Our team will offer interactive demonstrations, caregiver tips, and enriching activities, alongside opportunities to contribute to Alzheimer’s research and potential treatments.
Embrace the summer sun while exploring novel ways to connect with your loved one. At the event, you’ll gain insights into the care and services we provide at The Kensington Redondo Beach, fostering a supportive community for those touched by memory loss.
Join us on this journey. RSVP here to be part of an extraordinary cause.
The Importance of caregiver burnout support
Caregivers are unsung heroes, providing unwavering support and love to their senior loved ones with memory loss.
While their journey can be fulfilling, it also comes with unique challenges. The term “caregiver burnout” refers to a state where the demands of caregiving become overwhelming, potentially leading to feelings of fatigue, stress, or anxiety. However, these feelings are a normal part of the caregiving journey, and support is available.
Recognizing the need for resources that provide both support and a reprieve, we offer initiatives such as these events with expert partners. These ongoing events serve as a haven for caregivers, providing them with valuable tools, information, and most importantly, a community of individuals who share similar experiences.
With the right support, caregivers can continue their role in a way that’s not just sustainable but also enriching, and they can prevent caregiver burnout.
Our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association
We are proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advanced research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Such partnerships have a significant impact on Alzheimer’s research and treatment. They facilitate the pooling of resources, knowledge, and efforts toward a common goal — making strides in the understanding, treatment, and ultimately, the cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
As we continually partner with the Alzheimer’s Association for events like “Fun in the Sun on The Longest Day,” we aim to amplify their mission and contribute meaningfully to the fight against Alzheimer’s and live our Kensington Promise.
The Longest Day open house and fundraiser highlights
The Longest Day is a unique initiative recognized worldwide, shedding light on the fight against Alzheimer’s on June 21st, the first day of summer.
This global event uses the day with the most sunlight as a beacon of hope and positivity in the battle against this challenging disease.
The Kensington Redondo Beach’s celebration of The Longest Day will feature a plethora of engaging activities.
Interactive demonstrations will allow participants to immerse themselves in the process of learning and exploring new ideas.
The event will also provide helpful caregiving tips and ideas for joyful engagement with loved ones experiencing memory loss.
Furthermore, we will be welcoming donations to bolster Alzheimer’s research and potential treatments, offering a tangible way to contribute to the fight against this disease.
We invite you to support this extraordinary cause and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s.
The Longest Day event activities
According to a study, individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia who engage in regular family gatherings and cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading, walking, or exercising experience a deceleration in cognitive and functional deterioration.
That’s why this event will be filled with various activities aimed at providing an enriching experience for all attendees, including family members. Each activity has been carefully planned to offer both fun and learning.
From flower arranging, which taps into creativity and provides sensory stimulation, to brain health culinary demonstrations showcasing foods that promote cognitive health.
Expressive arts therapies will offer therapeutic benefits and opportunities for self-expression, while brain wellness and cognitive exercises help maintain cognitive health.
In addition to these activities, the Alzheimer’s Association resource table will be a notable highlight. It will provide educational information, support group offerings, and ideas for activities, giving attendees a wealth of resources to explore.
More joyful engagement activity ideas with your loved one
A recent study found that physical activities can significantly improve the quality of life, mood, and functional capacity of Alzheimer’s patients. Participating in these events with your loved one can also boost your mood as a caregiver, again preventing caregiver burnout.
Engaging your loved one in joyful summer activities not only fosters connection but also can greatly enhance their well-being. We’ve compiled a list of activities that are both fun and meaningful, specifically tailored to individuals experiencing memory loss:
- Garden picnics: Enjoy the bright summer days with a picnic outside. This provides sensory stimulation and can trigger happy memories associated with being outdoors.
- Flower arranging: A therapeutic activity that encourages creativity, fine motor skills, and sensory engagement. Plus, the end product can be a lovely decoration for your home.
- Listening to summer tunes: Music has the power to uplift spirits. Playing familiar songs can evoke positive memories and foster emotional connections.
- Creating summer art: Engage in art projects inspired by summer, such as painting a landscape or making a seashell collage. This promotes self-expression and cognitive stimulation.
- Nature walks: Gentle walks in a park or garden can provide physical exercise, sensory stimulation, and a soothing environment.
- Storytelling in the shade: Share stories under a shade tree, triggering memories and facilitating meaningful conversations.
- Homemade ice cream making: A fun and delicious activity that can stimulate the senses and encourage participation in a group task.
- Bird watching: An opportunity for relaxation, engagement with nature, and cognitive stimulation.
Contact The Kensington Redondo Beach — your partners in care
The Kensington Redondo Beach, located in the heart of sunny California, prides itself on offering top-tier memory care and assisted living within a warm and welcoming community.
Regularly partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, we host valuable educational events to support caregivers and families.
We extend Our Promise to love and care for your family as we do our own.
Contact us today to learn more about the exceptional care and lifestyle offered at The Kensington Redondo Beach.